John Anthony Broggi passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the age of 86, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Joycelyn Latour Broggi. He was the loving father of Joy Ann Broggi, Jeannine Broggi Armstrong (Kenny) and Julie Broggi Boyd (Dean). He was the grandfather of Kenny Armstrong, Jr. (Lisa), Katie Armstrong Faciane (Aaron), Renée Armstrong Buuck (Dalton), Adam Boyd (Kelsey) and Emma Boyd. He was the great grandfather of Makenzie and Max Armstrong and Lily and Rex Faciane. Preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Kay Broggi; his parents, John Baptiste Broggi and Anna Bono Broggi; and six siblings, Rose Michelle, Antoinette Glancey, Joseph Broggi, Josephine Doucet, Gus Broggi, and Anna Mae Bernard. He will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A native of New Orleans, a longtime resident of Chalmette until Hurricane Katrina and a current resident of Covington. Mr. Broggi graduated of Holy Cross High School, class of 1955 and was the epitome of the Holy Cross Man. He attended LSU and received his Associate Degree from Elaine P. Nunez Community College. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard, Mr. Broggi served his country proudly. He retired from Xavier University as Chief Engineer of University Facility Services.
John loved is family more than life. He put his wife on a pedestal and his girls were his pride and joy, but when it came to his grandchildren they could do no wrong. He would always say “Family comes first”. He was the best girl dad ever! John enjoyed fishing especially the fishing trips with his sons-in-law on Thanksgiving morning.
A special thank you to Notre Dame Hospice for the care John received especially Nurse Lilly Bordelon for her kindness and support and Brandy Jennings for her hard work and dedication. We would also like to thank Deacon Brian McKnight for he’s time spent visiting and praying with us.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Friday, January 14, 2022, starting at 10:30 AM, with words of remembrance at 12:45 PM, followed by a Memorial Mass in the chapel at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Due to COVID 19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions and everyone attending is required to wear a mask.
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